portmanager modifying bsd.port.mk
rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 9 18:14:40 PDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 21:00 -0400, Chuck Robey wrote:
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> RW wrote:
> > On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 14:40:08 -0400
> > Chuck Robey <chuckr at telenix.org> wrote:
> >> Here's the portmanager listing, maybe someone here can tell me what's
> >> causing portmanager to want to patch my bsd.port.mk, and why the
> >> patchfile should be so far off, and what might be the CORRECT way to
> >> fix this. Oh, BTW, I run current, and keep myself that way via cvsup.
> > IIRC the patch was made so that when portmanager built a port, the
> > makefile would call back into portmanager to let it modify the
> > dependencies. Portmanager had a major rewrite just before the original
> > author had a row with some FreeBSD people and abandoned the project.
> > AFAIK the feature wasn't yet used, so it doesn't matter if the patch
> > doesn't apply since it's a null operation.
> Ahh, I didn't realize that portmanager was moribund. OK, I can figure out what
> to do from here, then, thanks. I might not like the method being used by
> portmanager very much, but it's not worth complaining about a dead port. Too
> many other choices, aren't there?
It's not exactly dead... I keep it running, because it is still the best
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